Doolittle's

4.8
101 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Doolittle's invites you to rediscover beautiful downtown Anderson with local cuisine made fresh and in house. John and Shandra Doolittle know you will enjoy a warm atmosphere with great food and genuine hospitality. You can find everything from great sandwiches and juicy burgers to fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. Everything you crave with an experience that has a personal touch that you can only get from a local business that cares. Come downtown and break the chain.
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4GandS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentine’s Day and it was lovely.
Live music and ambiance were so nice.
Great food and service as well. Will definitely go back when we are back in town!!

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EthanW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! Was packed on a Saturday night; very glad we made reservations.

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vipdebrai
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our son at college found this gem! Make sure you eat here while in Anderson! We can’t wait to come back in April for a visit -my sons bday dinner will be here! Lovely staff , super delicious food and great service!

JB
vipJulieB
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Doolittle’s! Great food, friendly service, nice but casual and great music often!

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LindaE
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't particularly care for the music because we can't talk to the people we are having dinner with. This time the music wasn't overly loud, but we still had trouble hearing each other. The place is too small for someone to be playing music or have them start at 8 or 9 pm instead of so early.

MB
MelissaB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating here, and I really liked the food and atmosphere! I recommend Doolittle to other!

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DePa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They no longer have the parmesan encrusted chicken pasta dish. It's been replaced with grilled chicken alfredo. While the pasta sauce was still the same the grilled chicken lacked seasoning and was dry. Also, the seared scallops had a good taste but the entire dish was warm at best. There was also no seasoning at all on the seasonal vegetables.

It's still worth a trip, as normally their food is much better than this.

JB
vipJulieB
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorites!! Good food, always a bustling crowd, and so happy live music is back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate was fabulous and food was too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Outside area was nice but had allot of flies. Food was good but not mind blowing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess was very polite and her timing was always perfect with checking on us

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kathleenR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've had their Shepherd's pie before, tho not in several yrs. It was awfully bland &, among other spices, the potatoes sure could've used some salt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience. On a first date (hopefully last first date 😊) with a beautiful lady. We had the sea bass and salmon fresh catch specials this past Friday night. Loved this place.

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Danny
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Music was so loud you could not talk while eating dinner. The steak was very bad No taste. The price for the quality was way to high. Problem will never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kate made our night great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was just one more great meal at Doolittles!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

We are like family a Doolittle’s but won’t go back when they have a musician. It’s too small and we all screamed the whole time. We brought 4 guests. Everyone’s food was greAt as it always is EXCEPT two of us got the seafood pasta special. It might just have been one of the worse meals I’ve ever had. Since I feel like family there I can tell them that it should never be added as a special again.
You’re still our favorite but the music is totally unnecessary. No more Friday nights for us.

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AshleyR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was over done. I asked for medium and it was very well done. Outside of that the flavors were great, and everything was very reasonably priced.

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wksb
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great customer service very pleasant experience

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CWCook
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents out for brunch for their anniversary. Doolittle's has something on the menu for everyone. We were all pleased with our meals.

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Charlie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting this restaurant, we were very pleased. Good food, reasonable prices, excellent service! Will definitely visit again.

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AshleyR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was utterly fantastic. The garlic mash was to die for, the asparagus was perfectly cooked still had a great crunch. Awesome texture, awesome server, awesome music. Doolittle's will definitely have more of my families business.

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juliegb
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Don’t expect a quiet atmosphere because they always have super live music playing!

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George
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I expected a more classy restaurant, it was more of a bar, with reasonably priced, good food. We enjoyed it,

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in downtown Anderson.

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Jeff
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This place was midway between us and friends so we decided to give it a try. With its excellent location on Main St., unique decor inside and a decent beer selection it seemed like the ideal place. Our reservation was for 6pm and my wife and friends made it on time. I however didnt arrive until 6:30 and noticed their appetizers only half eaten. One was some sort of fried green beans and the other I could not quite determine; they were not liked. Although there were only two other tables with patrons everyone from the 3 people at the hostess station seemed to be in a hurry. Since I was late and we were being rushed to order before even being able to say hello to each other we obliged and ordered right away. The beer I ordered was dropped off at the table as the waitress flew by and it slowly slid on its own from the unlevel table to the floor where it exploded and splashed beer all over our shoes. The staff was more concerned with cleaning up the mess than whether we ad been cut by glass or got our feet wet. They were fast at cleaning up though.

I ordered the Blue Mussels In House White Wine Sauce. Whomever in the kitchen prepared them, put them in a bowl to be sent out to a customer should have their apron taken from them and sent packing. These mussels were old, smelly and so dried out that they were not edible. Additionally, there wasn't a drop of any kind of white wine sauce. It must have evaporated while the dish was overcooked in the microwave. The shells of the mussels were broken and cracked making me wonder if they had been left over from the previous week as our visit was on Monday. Like the preparer, the server should be sent packing for even presenting such a horrible plate in front of one of her customers. My dinner became the side order or asparagus which consisted of four, yes 4, asparagus stalks.

I wouldn't recommend this place nor would I recommend this place. This is what happens when you have untrained people working. The 'Do'Little here.

MY
vipMadelaineY
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the food was good. I had the kale salad and the kale could have been crisper. Other than that really enjoyed the place. Excellent service from Anna!

KB
KevinB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The only issue I ever have with the place is the bathrooms. They are so dark and for me a food establishment should have a bright clean bathroom. If a restaurant can’t keep a clean bathroom that customers see how do u know if the kitchen is clean somewhere customers don’t see? I never what to use it because you can’t see if it’s clean or not because it’s so dark.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast!!

JB
vipJulieB
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So so good!! Service (thank you, Alice!) was great, food was exceptional! Hand cut fries and house made juice huge chicken fingers. I had the snapper special and it couldn’t have been better. Only wish we’d had room for dessert! We will be back soon and often!

AG
ArleneG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food and service was good. The music was awfully loud. In fact it was too loud to even visit over dinner. We had to yell at each other, I will not go back on a Friday night if they have music that loud.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The Pimento Cheese and Crab appetizer with pretzels for excellent! We had 6 different entrees, they were great. We will be back!!

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Southernbound
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The ap crab cake was very good but fried green bean with barbecue sauce does not work. I did the chicken stack it had the same bland barbecue sauce not one of the better choices. My wife had the shrimp and grits which was tasty. They also needed to work on wine service - if you order a bottle it should be opened at the table and presented to your guests and not service in bar pours without offering to sample it first. We will try again at a later date, hopefully it was just an off night for the kitchen staff.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that food is unique. Special off menu items each day. Great traditional dishes.

JB
JennyB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The live music was to loud. Could not talk over it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Anderson! The food and service are fantastic. The bartender is phenomenal and actually knows how to make classic cocktails beyond your standard spirit + mixer drinks. They also have a decent wine list. A great place for dinner with friends or a nice night out with your significant other.

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jmooco
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the quaint atmosphere at Dolittles. Music while dining was delightful and Molly, our server was super attentive. The menu was varied and our food was very good. This was our first time to visit, so we have found a new favorite place.

KT
vipKimT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met our kids there bc Anderson was a half way point and enjoyed a Father’s Day lunch meal. Our server was excellent and the food was great! We will definitely keep it in mind next time we are in Anderson!

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vipCutyger86
Charleston
66 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great lunch experience!

J
Jeff
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Doolittle's.
The food is awesome and so is the staff.
Samantha gave us great service highly recommend.
Thanks John for having live music.

FAQs

Doolittle's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 222-3893.

Doolittle's is rated 4.8 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.